Pialligo Estate

Award-winning local restauranteur Pialligo Estate will bring their renowned offerings to Floriade’s new Pialligo Urban Café, located in the Main Vista Precinct.

Pialligo Urban Café will have a range of offerings at affordable prices, including a breakfast menu, lunch mains, sandwiches, snacks, salads and scones available daily at the café. They will also be doing high tea on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and hosting private events and functions after-hours.

Visitors will have to pre-book their high tea sessions and can speak to a dedicated events manager for enquires related to hiring the Pialligo Estate space for private events.

For private function bookings, please contact: floriade@pialligo.estate

Contentious Character

Local cool-climate winery Contentious Character are Floriade’s official wine partner. Visitors can enjoy a top drop in any of the event’s licenced venues, as well as pick up a bottle to take home from the Contentious Character stall onsite.

Capital Brewing Co.

Looking for a cool brew after exploring the flowerbeds? Capital Brewing Co. will be heading back to Floriade with their extensive range of locally produced beers.

Inspired by Canberra and 100% independently owned, Capital Brewing Co. was formed by a close group of mates who shared a love a brew and the capital region.

Capital Brewing Co. will have their own pop up bar on-site and be available for purchase at all of the event’s licenced venues.

Underground Spirits

Underground Spirits, Canberra’s most awarded spirits brand, is the festival’s first ever official spirits partner. Bringing their oh-so refreshing gins and vodkas to Floriade.

Underground Spirits will bring a taste of their home-grown distillery onsite with their uber cool pop-up bar, Underground Cocktails and Dreams, onsite in the Stage 88 precinct for each night of NightFest, Wednesday 26th – Sunday 30th September.

Enjoy pop culture themed cocktails, chatting with the makers and interactive workshops to learn more about gin (informative AND tasty!) and discover this truly innovate spirits brand – the spirit of Canberra.

You only need decide which of their range to take home – will it be the Shiraz and Pepperberry Gin, or the new kid on the block – the delightful Vodka with Cold Brew Coffee?


Inspired by a love of the outdoors, Schmicnics (schmick picnics) are designed to make it super easy for you to get out and enjoy time in the great outdoors with people special to you. As Canberra’s picnic specialists, they offer gourmet hampers as well as fully catered and styled picnic parties for groups of 25 or more.

At Floriade this year they will be offering delicious hampers that can be pre-ordered or picked up on the day, for you to take and enjoy anywhere you like. Full of delicious treats, and with an option to include a picnic blanket (that you get to keep), you can enjoy a perfect picnic without packing a thing!

Visitors are encouraged to book ahead to ensure they don’t miss out!
Hampers $20 (additional dessert $5, additional picnic blanket $25)

Schmicnics are available on the following dates:

Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th
Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd
Day time – Friday 28th – Monday 1st
Night Fest – Wednesday 26th – Sunday 30th

Friday 5th – Sunday 7th
Friday 12th – Saturday 13th

Sweet and savoury options

On top of the offerings from Floriade’s food and beverage partners, visitors will be able to find a wide variety of sweet and savoury delights.

Those with a sweet tooth will delight in De Wafel’s freshly baked Belgium waffles, Le Petit Breton crepes and classic favourite Streets Ice Creams, which will be available during NightFest. There will also be the amazing Funnel Cakes and the return of Clayridge Honey’s delicious donuts available for the entire month of festivities.

For something a bit more savoury, visitors will be able to enjoy Twistto, a Korean twist potato, Jackos Pizza, marinated Tikka chicken from the wonderful Tikka Stand and bao, yum cha and loaded fries from Bun Intended. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a Dapto Dog or calamari and chips from Italian Traveller at NightFest. And last but not least Krave Juice Bar will be serving up fresh juice and lemonade on the weekends!